Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will undergo surgery after suffereing a broken right fibula in the team's win Thursday night.

General manager Don Sweeney said in a statement that McQuaid will have surgery on Monday at Mass. General Hospital, and is expected to miss approximately eight weeks.

McQuaid left Thursday's game after taking a pair of shots off the legs during a third-period penalty kill.

With McQuaid out, Paul Postma is ready to be the next man up for the battered B's.

“Obviously I haven't been in the lineup, but I've been taking care of myself, working hard in practice, watching video and watching the games," Postma, expected to be in the lineup for the B's first divisional game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday," said Friday. "I've been through this stuff before. It's a physical and it's a mental battle. You jut have to be mentally ready when you get your chance to get in the lineup.

“You never want to see injuries. Adam's a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. Those things happen and we obviously wish him the best. We're going to miss him a lot, but it's up to the other guys to step up. I get a chance to play now and I want to make the most of it.”